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August 29, 2005 | The Nation

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August 29, 2005

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Naomi Klein examines the roots of radical Islam, Jon Wiener and Alan Dershowitz trade letters and Stuart Klawans reviews Winter Soldier.

Editorials

Efforts to suppress the sex ed curriculum in Maryland are working.

Recent movies including War of the Worlds and Land of the Dead reflect today's political landscape.

In the wake of the labor split, nothing revolutionary or even progressive is discernible in this schism.

Whether or not Roberts would overturn Roe, his judicial conservatism provides ample cause for concern.

As withdrawal from Iraq seems imminent, the antiwar movement must remain focused and organized.

Columns

Column Left

The jailed reporter doesn't understand that a free press depends on the ability of reporters to protect honest witnesses--not to coddle government officials.

Column Left

Threatening Iran only strengthens the hand of hard-line nationalists and religious fundamentalists in Tehran.

Though many blame Britain's excessive tolerance for the recent terrorist attacks, the real problem is not too much multiculturalism but too little.

Music

Feminists for Life fails to acknowledge women as moral agents. And in that sense, they aren't feminists at all.

Bush may be falling in the polls, but his political agenda is flourishing.

The job's too vital to be left unfilled. So Bush will stiff the Senate now--and name Bolton anyhow.

Articles

Our reporter visits a "a magickal, psychedelic & multi-cultural"
forest outing and asks, Are New Age, Old Religion believers an
endangered species in Born Again America?

Ordinary Israelis have run out of tears for the former settlers of Gaza and an outbreak of political sanity may be at hand.

Like oil and water, Chinese capitalism and US politics just don't mix.

If everything goes according to plan, a voting bloc as influential as the religious right, but progressive, could be established.

As the Christian right gathered in Nashville for Justice Sunday II, they demonized their enemies and offered lukewarm praise for John G. Roberts.

Israel's withdrawal from Gaza represents a withdrawal from the peace process. If that occurs, its nightmare in Gaza could become a West Bank reality.

Arthur Danto talks about art in America, the rise of pluralism and how The Nation changed his life.

What are Sharon's real reasons for pulling out of Gaza? What happens next? Hillel Schenker reports from Jerusalem.

Meet Richard Hines, GOP lobbyist, front man for weapons makers and hidden hand behind the extremist agenda of the neo-Confederate movement. Max Blumenthal explains.

Will her solitary protest become a turning point for a nation disillusioned with a President and his war?

David Sirota calls progressives to action with a plan for a grassroots movement that unites fragmented factions.

Anti-trafficking efforts place undue emphasis on commercial sex work and downplay other forms of forced labor.

Behind Capitol Hill's Democratic war hawks stands an army of 'enablers' - foreign policy advisors, think-tank specialists and pundits.

A program in Louisiana that was founded to discourage teens from having sex encourages them to engage in politics.

The recent conflict over what America eats is an example of how in Bush's America corporate interests trump public health.

Books & the Arts

Film

Stuart Klawans reviews four documentary films.

Book

At Day's Close details everything that went on in the pre-industrial night, from fear to licentiousness.

Book

Though Bergelson wrote in Germany during the 1920s, his stories in Shadows of Berlin are more focused on the past apocalypse than the impending one.

Book

Sean Wilsey's new memoir is a vulnerable, aching, unresolved account of growing up rich amid San Francisco's high society.